The Boston Celtics struck a deal with the Dallas Mavericks during the course of the 2013 NBA draft to send Kelly Olynyk, the No. 13 overall pick, to Boston in exchange for the No. 16 pick and two future picks.
In other words, the Celtics used the No. 16 overall pick to make a selection for the Mavericks. The young man selected by the Celtics, but who will eventually be shipped off to the Mavericks is none other than Lucas Nogueira out of Spain.
Chad Ford had news of the trade first:
Mavs will select Kelly Olynyk with the No. 13 pick. and trade to the Celtics. Mavs get 16 & 2 future ends.
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
Here’s NBA.com’s thoughts on Nogueira:
An athletic 7-footer, who can run the court very well, with untapped potential will always be selected in the first round. Look for Nogueira to go toward the end of the first round and be kept in Spain for a few years to develop.
As is most everything in the NBA draft, this whole selection and trade process between Boston and Dallas was confusing. To keep things simple, Olynyk will be a member of the Boston Celtics while the man detailed here, Nogueira, will be joining Dallas.
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